Man charged with murder of 74-year-old in New Cross

Katherine Johnston (01 June, 2021)

He appeared in court on Monday, May 31

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A man has been charged with the murder a 74-year-old man in New Cross.

Twenty-three-year-old Jack Forde, from Wild Goose Drive near Queens Road, appeared at Bromley Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Monday, May 31) charged with murder.

The critically injured victim was found by paramedics at an address in Wild Goose Drive at 4.55am on  Friday, May 28, and pronounced dead at 5.57am.

A post mortem later found the cause of death as blunt force trauma to the head, chest and abdomen.

Forde was arrested on suspicion of murder at the scene.

Police confirmed he and the victim were known to each other.

Although they have not yet named the victim, his family members have been informed.

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